Steve Smith has achieved a feat that solely Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke may lay declare to beforehand, changing into the third participant to clinch the Allan Border Medal on 4 events.
One other star of the Australian cricket awards night time on Monday was Beth Mooney, who collected the Belinda Clark Award for the second time.
Smith, who added to his 2015, 2018 and 2021 Allan Border Medal victories, claimed the gong after compiling 1547 runs at 55.3 from 32 matches throughout the three codecs.
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The New South Welshman scored greater than half of these runs in Take a look at cricket, making 863 at 71.92.
Smith polled 171 votes to beat Travis Head (144) and David Warner (141) for the very best particular person honour in Australian males’s cricket.
“You are in rarefied air,” stated presenter Mel McLaughlin when Smith arrived on the stage.
The previous Take a look at captain’s first response was one in all humour.
”4 instances simply makes me really feel previous,” he laughed.
“Extraordinarily humbled to be up right here.
“My final 4 months I’ve modified plenty of issues. I’ve labored extremely onerous on my recreation to get myself again taking part in the way in which I needed to play. I am actually happy.
“I actually do not play for these accolades.
“However it’s been an incredible 12 months with the Australian staff. I believe we have overcome some actually good hurdles and performed some great cricket.
Border wasn’t at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on account of sickness, however his spouse Jane offered the medal to Smith.
Ponting received the Allan Border Medal in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009, whereas Clarke was the recipient in 2005, shared the award with Ponting in 2009 and triumphed once more in 2012 and 2013.
Though Smith registered essentially the most votes general, Usman Khawaja received males’s Take a look at participant of the 12 months, carving out 1020 runs at 78.46 to seize the award now named in remembrance of Shane Warne.
David Warner collected males’s one-day worldwide participant of the 12 months and Marcus Stoinis took out males’s T20 worldwide participant of the 12 months.
Mooney, who received the Belinda Clark Award and girls’s ODI participant of the 12 months, was recognised for piling up 976 runs at 65.1. The star batter was additionally essential to Australia’s victorious 50-over World Cup marketing campaign, which noticed her pummel 62 from 47 towards England within the ultimate.
“To be honoured by a legend of our recreation in Belinda Clark is unbelievable,” stated Mooney, who received her first Belinda Clark Award in 2021.
“I really feel immensely privileged to be part of this Australian staff after clearly such a profitable 12 months, and (to) be honoured tonight by Belinda.”
Mooney reeled in 129 votes to edge Meg Lanning (110) and Tahlia McGrath (95) for the Belinda Clark Award, whereas McGrath was the winner of the ladies’s T20I participant of the 12 months award.
Full listing of award-winners
Belinda Clark Medal: Beth Mooney
Allan Border Medal: Steve Smith
Girls’s ODI participant of the 12 months: Beth Mooney
Girls’s T20I participant of the 12 months: Tahlia McGrath
Shane Warne males’s Take a look at participant of the 12 months: Usman Khawaja
Males’s ODI participant of the 12 months: David Warner
Males’s T20I participant of the 12 months: Marcus Stoinis
Girls’s home participant of the 12 months: Annabel Sutherland
Males’s home participant of the 12 months: Michael Neser
WBBL participant of the 12 months: Ashleigh Gardiner
BBL participant of the 12 months: Matt Brief
Betty Wilson younger cricketer of the 12 months: Courtney Sippel
Bradman younger cricketer of the 12 months: Lance Morris
Neighborhood champion award: Usman Khawaja
Cricket blaster of the 12 months: Mabel Tovey
Australian Cricket Corridor of Fame inductees: Marg Jennings and Ian Redpath
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